Another reason Unions and Democrats Suck

Discussion in 'Politics' started by tacmotusn, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    NJ Turns Away Non-Union Utility Workers from Alabama
    If you have family and friends, or you are affected by power disruption in the NE USA from the results of Hurricane Sandy, read the article linked above. You might want to pass this info on to as many voters you know in the affected areas. The Republican Governor of New Jersey also deserves some of the scorn you may feel for this action.
    The able and qualified non-union Volunteers from other states should make one more effort directly to all the Governors of the states affected saying, "You have 24 hours to accept our help and put us to work making repairs, or you can kiss our colective azzes cause we are going home where we are appreciated. And, Oh, BTW next time you have a major catastrophy, don't bother asking for or expecting our help!"
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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

  3. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Once upon a time unions were a good and necessary thing, and were part of the solution. Now, they often seem to be a large part of the problem. If the above account turns out to be true, heads should roll.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Saw on National News that Mayor Doomberg cancelled the NY Marathon, due to Public Outcry.... And threatened Riot......
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Saw on the Internut News that many power workers were getting pelted with eggs and other things by the rate people. Screw that - I'd have left after telling them if that is how they want it, they can sit in the frigging DARK!! The crews had to get police protection to merely do their jobs! [reddevil]
  6. hammer502

    hammer502 Monkey+

    haven't heard about them being pelted with eggs. thankfully mom came thru ok with no loss of power!! if she had lost power it would be a BAAADD day for these freakin' union pricks!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY SUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    They don't care enough about the people they are supposed to be helping.

    If someone dies as a result of the power outage they should be held criminally responsible.
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Tikka, If that were the case, there would be NO Linemen to repair ANYTHING, ever.... Just not practical.... Unless you were talking about the Egg Throwers.... Then I would Agree.... Arrest them for Assault, on the spot.....
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  9. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    The egg throwers were riled up by local Dem politicians that wanted to portray the utility company LIPA as callous and only helping the rich. So his district started to pelt linemen in their own neighborhood. LIPA pulled the linemen and will now only go there with police escort.

    Separately, some local union linen are calling out of area volunteer linemen scabs! Got to love those urban areas and their imaginative survival instincts. Everything is political to them.

    I was thinking about those subsistence living people in Alaska on Discovery (The Last Frontier and something else) and wondered if being so disconnected from taxes, jobs, etc if they even care about politics or who is elected. I think I would like that aspect but not 8-9 months of winter.
  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Nope, we really don't care much about Cityfied Folks, and there Idiot Issues.... We all watch their antics, on CNN, and then hit the Off Button, and take a walk outside for 20 minutes, and "Guess What?" All that BS just dissipates into the ether, and Common Sense, returns to the local world.....
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  11. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    This is no way has to do with the problems seen in the north east. I work for a cable company. A few years a go we had a major ice storm, that knocked out power to part of the city for about a month. Poles were ripped out, cable, phone and electric lines were lying all over the place. In many neighborhoods we couldn't even drive down the street do to the trees clogging the roads. About 3 days into the recovery we were able to get into some of the streets. I happened to be training a new guy and we were in one of the rougher neighborhoods of the city. What amazed me was we were there to help get these peoples lives back to some semblance of normalcy. They were upset that the richer neighborhoods were fixed sooner (although there wasn't as much damage done to that side of town). So what did these people do? They started shooting at the utility workers.I was shot with a pellet gun. No big deal mind you but it was the thought that counts. Our city welcomed all line men and outside utility workers. There were even restaurants offering them free meals wile they were here.
  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    We had the power wires (service) ripped off the house during an ice storm a couple of years ago here in Ohio. The power crew who fixed us up went well beyond what was required for them to do, and did all they could do, to help. Their temporary repair job, was deemed as good as the permanent repair crew could have done, We were happy to have them, and they came up from Kentucky just to help out. (funny one turned them away for being non-union) hmmm, go figure.
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